Ireland day 0603. Wednesday 24 May 2023- IT Issues Again *

Ireland day 0603. Wednesday 24 May 2023- IT Issues Again
Today’s summary Woken up by painters doing the window frames.   Then after Val went to work I went to the gym – but limited facilities because of a water outage.  Spent the afternoon fixing website and email issues then walked along the shore with Val when she got back.
Today’s weather Dry and bright with some hazy sun.   Little wind.   Appx 17C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Demesne and Estuary with Val

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

The day started a bit unexpectedly when, at about 7:45 this morning we were lying in bed having a cup of tea when suddenly a builder’s ladder appeared outside our bedroom window.   It turned out that the window frames were being painted – though we hadn’t had any prior notice of the painters’ arrival.

Anyway, it was a prompt to get up quickly, make ourselves decent, and start the day a bit earlier than normal.   Once Val was off to work, I headed off for a couple more hours plugging away at the gym – though it was a bit restricted as there was no water supply in the whole of the eastern half of Malahide today – gym included – because of a burst water main.   Anyway, the swimming pool was still working, even if the showers weren’t, so it was mostly OK.

Then, after I’d returned to the flat and had lunch, I started to try and tackle a couple of website issues that are still causing me headaches.   First off, I keep getting warning messages that this website is too big, despite having moved to the new more expensive and more powerful platform.   I am going to try and stop the problem getting worse by compressing my images before uploading them.   So today’s images may look a bit more blurry than they have in the past – but only if you click on the image itself and then click on the “full resolution” option.   But to most intents and purposes, I don’t think it should make a visible difference.

And second, I have some e-mail addresses associated with my website and I have had a warning message that they are about to be terminated.   So I have been trying to migrate them to a new host with only mixed success.   I seem to have been able to migrate the email boxes, but I can’t get them to send and receive emails properly.   I will have to do some more research to find out what’s going on.   I spent three hours on it this afternoon, but couldn’t sort it out.   An incredible waste of time.

Anyway, once Val came home, I gave up on my technical problems and we went on a really nice walk through the demesne then out to the Broadmeadow estuary.   It was a really pleasant evening, and especially good to see that the first cygnets seem to have safely appeared from the swans nest which the parents have been jealously guarding in the middle of the Gaybrook Stream for the last few weeks.   So the day did turn out well, after all.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Val on the way in to the Killeen (Seabury) estate Beautiful yellow Flag iris in flower in the marshy land alongside the estuary
We paused for refreshment on a bench overlooking the estuary,  in the park by estuary road.   The view was slightly obstructed by this flowering cherry – though in reality it did look quite nice The path around the lagoon
If you look carefully you can just make out the four cygnets pottering around outside the swans nest in the Gaybrook Stream.   They must have just hatched in the last day or two
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 6517 m
Max elevation: 22 m
Min elevation: -1 m
Total climbing: 89 m
Total descent: -87 m
Total time: 01:37:27
Download file: Evening Shoreline Walk With Val compressed corrected.gpx

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